About Us Staff

Staff

Doug Baynton

Lead Pastor

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Doug grew up in the best place on earth – Lloydminster! He lives in his childhood home with his wife Fran and their youngest son Brent. Doug and Fran also have three adult children Joel, Tori, and Craig. Doug has attended FBC for his entire life serving in a variety of areas including Pleasantview Bible Camp, young adults, music, and the elders board. Doug continues to volunteer at FBC as an adult small group leader and has a standing gig serving burgers on registration days at Pleasantview Bible Camp and other FBC BBQs. Doug has previously served our community as a member of the Lloydminster Kiwanis Club, the Lakeland College University Transfer Advisory Committee, and the Downtown Business Association. Doug joined the staff as executive pastor in 2005 and became the lead pastor in 2015. Recently, Doug became the longest serving pastor in the history of FBC! Doug has a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and is working on his Master of Divinity from Northwest Baptist Theological College and Seminary. He is passionate about serving FBC because God loves this church and he does too!

Ryan Guerra

Associate Pastor

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Ryan grew up in Calgary, AB and found his way to Lloydminster and FBC in 2009 while touring with the band Kiros. Ryan joined the staff team as associate pastor in 2014. He has previously served as the LIT director and assistant director at Pleasantview Bible Camp. Throughout the years, Ryan has volunteered in a number of areas at FBC including FBC KIDS, FBC Youth, Cornerstones, music, and design. Ryan is currently part of a young adults small group. He is passionate about his role at FBC because it gives him the opportunity to present the gospel to people and lead them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Ryan will graduate with his Master of Christian Ministries from Briercrest in 2020 and is also working on his Master of Divinity through Sioux Falls Seminary. Ryan and his wife Talasi (formerly the Director of Children and Family Ministries at FBC) have a daughter, Avra, who they are working hard to convert into a strategy board game enthusiast!

Gord Hanson

Associate Pastor of Administration

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Gord is passionate about the local church as the family of God and the body of Christ – the primary vehicle that God has chosen to do his Kingdom work in this world! Gord was raised in various communities across Alberta and British Columbia as the son of a pastor. He has a B.A. in Pastoral Studies and an M.A. in Christian Ministries from Briercrest College and Seminary and joined the FBC staff as associate pastor of administration in 2016 following 28 years working in student development at Briercrest College and Seminary. Over the course of his life, Gord has volunteered in other churches with children, students, and seniors and served on church boards. Gord currently volunteers at FBC as an adult small group leader and as a marriage mentor along with his wife Terry. Gord and Terry have three married children and six lovely grandchildren with whom they enjoy spending much of their time. Gord also enjoys fishing and cheering on the Oilers!

Kenton Giesbrecht

Director of Outreach

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Kenton grew up in McGregor, Manitoba and made his way to Lloydminster as a young adult where he owned and operated Kenton’s Moving for 25 years. After attending FBC for almost three decades, Kenton joined the staff team in 2010 as the director of outreach which includes directing Pleasantview Bible Camp. Over the years, Kenton has volunteered with children and youth at FBC and currently serves as an adult small group leader. You will find Kenton in our community volunteering on the Cutter Rally for Cancer Committee combining his concern for people with his love for horses. In his spare time, Kenton enjoys camping, horseback riding, and canoeing. He and his wife Sandi also enjoy spending time with their four married children and their 17 grandchildren. Kenton’s prayer for himself and for those who participate in FBC and PBC is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Kelsey Clarke

Director of Children and Family Ministries

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In January 2020, FBC welcomed Kelsey Clarke to the staff team as the director of children and family ministries! Kelsey is a familiar face to FBC having grown up in the church and been involved in a number of ways. Kelsey has participated in the FBC KIDS Sunday morning program in various roles. She also spent two years serving as the secretary at Pleasantview Bible Camp and currently volunteers as an FBC Youth small group leader. Kelsey has previously been on the staff team as the interim director of children and family ministries (2018), the FBC KIDS intern (2018), and the administrative assistant/FBC KIDS program director (2019). Kelsey enjoys using her role at FBC to build into people and help them to do things that fulfill the gifts God has given them and what God has called them to do. In her spare time, you might catch Kelsey enjoying music, spending time outdoors, or cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs with her parents, two older brothers, and sister-in-law.

Jana Treen

Office Administrator

Jana left her career as a speech-language pathologist in 2016 to join the FBC staff as the office administrator. Jana grew up on a farm outside of Preeceville, Saskatchewan and attended Bethany College, the University of Saskatchewan (B.A.), and the University of Alberta (M.Sc.). Jana settled in Lloydminster in 2015. She has enjoyed participating in the life of the church in various roles within FBC KIDS, FBC Young Adults, and Pleasantview Bible Camp. She currently leads an adult small group for single moms. Jana is passionate about using her administrative gifts to lighten the load for others who can then in turn use their gifts for God’s Kingdom. Outside of work, Jana is a foster parent. She is honoured to partner with people through some of the hardest parts of their lives by sharing her home and heart with children and their families. Her secret nerd passions are linguistics and anything to do with organization.

wendy spies

Caretaker

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Wendy grew up on a farm outside of Unity, SK and started attending FBC in 1991. She became the custodian in 2014 after investing many years in homeschooling her now adult children Kendall, Michelle, and Courtney. Over the years, Wendy has served as an FBC KIDS small group leader, nursery coordinator, and adult small group leader with her husband, Wade. Wendy continues to volunteer in the nursery and Wade and Wendy have cooked at Pleasantview Bible Camp for the last several years. As a member of the FBC staff, Wendy enjoys getting to watch new families grow in their relationship with Jesus. Outside of work, Wendy loves animals. Her family has two dogs, Cuddles and Snuggles, and one cat, Tommy. She also enjoys playing all sorts of games with family and friends.